Erin Wagner was a contestant and runner up during Cycle 13 of ANTM.
A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, this 18-year-old was a student who resided in Spring Grove, Illinois during her time on America’s Next Top Model. Taking a break from her education, she decided to pursue her modeling career by becoming one of the contestants for America’s Next Top Model’s, Cycle 13.
Erin is a self confessed “total nerd” who enjoys playing video games such as Pokemon. She also loves the Internet and the online culture. In interviews, she’s said, “No matter whether I win, I’ll leave the contest with a lot of contacts in the industry.” Prior to the competition a nervous Erin has stated “I’m gonna play the game, and I’m gonna win the game. Because I’m good at games, games are easy.”
Erin was a strong front runner during her time on the show, being consistently called in the top six with the best photos. She also won two reward challenges toward the end of the series. Her performance began declining after episode 6 and she fell to the bottom two four times in a row before she was eliminated with Jennifer An during episode 11.
Many viewers in ANTM forums commented that they began to look at Erin differently after the models arrived in Hawaii, due to her increased arrogance and slight ungrateful nature. After winning a reward challenge, she wasn’t happy with her prize, a helicopter tour of the island, because she wanted a tangible prize like jewelry.
Since the show, Erin has signed with Wilhelmina Models, and has done some test shots. She can be seen in an ad for Editor’s Closet for sunglasses, as well.